Sunday September 7, 2008
Weekly Poll Result
Most likely to pull 1st upset with new program this weekend?
54% Paul Johnson's staff at Ga Tech upsets Boston College 34% Houston Nutt's staff at Ole Miss upsets Wake Forest 12% Larry Fedora's staff at Southern Miss upsets Auburn * Visit our Coaching Books and DVD's section.
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Thursday September 4, 2008 (2nd Update)
Lamar University: Lamar University head coach Ray Woodard has hired 3 new assistant coaches. Roger Hinshaw (OC), Tommy Mainord (DC), and James Brown (offensive assistant) have joined the staff. Hinshaw previously served as an assistant DFO at Duke under Ted Roof. Before his one season at Duke, Hinshaw coached alongside of Ken Hatfield for 23 years at Air Force, Arkansas, Clemson, and Rice. Mainord joins the staff after serving as an assistant coach at Sam Houston State for the past 3 seasons. James Brown is indeed the former University of Texas quarterback. Brown has bounced around NFL Europe and the Arena Football League over the past 6 years. The connection between Woodward and Brown dates back to when Brown played for the Scottish Claymores while Lamar head coach Ray Woodard served as the Claymores defensive coordinator in 2002.
Thursday September 4, 2008
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Iowa: Iowa has an assistant strength job available.
Tuesday September 2, 2008 (Week 1 Game Changing Coaches)
Rice University (Offensive Staff): Give credit to the Rice University offensive staff. The Owls' offense racked up 56 points by the end of the 3rd quarter vs. SMU. Sure, SMU has an entirely new staff, but the Owls were quite efficient in the season opener. Quarterback Chase Clement passed for 466 yards and 6 touchdowns, no interceptions. Heck, the Owls would have scored 63 if they didn't miss 2 field goals. Furthermore, the Owls had only 2 penalties.
Tom Herman (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks) Blake Miller (Running Game Coordinator / Offensive Line) Dan Hammerschmidt (Wide Receivers) Rick LaFavors (Tight Ends / Special Teams Coordinator) Darrell Patterson (Running Backs) Tom Keresztury (Offensive GA) Louisiana Tech (Offensive Staff): What a great job by Louisiana Tech offensive coordinator Frank Scelfo! First, Scelfo prepares last minute transfer quarterback Taylor Bennett (GA Tech) to run the Bulldog's offense. Then as August camp begins, Louisiana Tech unexpectedly loses offensive line coach Pete Perot as Perot recovers from open heart surgery. Offensive line guru Art Kehoe joins the staff as a fill-in replacement for Perot and the Bulldogs upset Mississippi State 22-14. Were the stats pretty? No! Only 269 yards of offense, 3 turnovers, 6/18 on 3rd down conversions - but 1 large "W" for Derek Dooley's program. Louisiana Tech overcame adversity, converted a huge 4th down late in the game, and played well enough to beat an SEC opponent for the first time in years.
Frank Scelfo (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks) Chino Fontenette (Running Backs) Conroy Hines (Wide Receivers) Art Kehoe (Interim Offensive Line) Pete Perot (Offensive Line) Eric Russell (Tight Ends / Special Teams Coordinator) Ben Larson (Offensive GA)Stony Brook (Offensive Staff): Give credit to the Stony Brook University offensive staff. Stony Brook opened the season averaging 8.1 yards per play. Offensive coordinator Jeff Behrmann led his unit to 444 total yards and 6 touchdowns versus the Colgate defense. Two different running backs rushed for over 100 yards for the Seawolves in the 42-26 impressive win over Colgate.
Jeff Behrmann (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks) Carlton Goff (Wide Receivers) Mike Iafrate (Offensive Line) Greg Toop (Running Backs) Jon Woods (Tight Ends)Kentucky (Defensive Staff): Kentucky defensive line coach Rick Petri must have been proud of his troops with their performance vs. Louisville. The Wildcats defensive line forced 2 turnovers, 3 pass break ups, totaled 5 tackles for loss, and scored on Myron Pryor's 72 yards fumble return. In all, the Wildcats defense under new defensive coordinator Steve Brown, forced 5 turnovers. The Wildcats defense looked solid in the week one 27-2 win over Louisville.
Steve Brown (Defensive Coordinator) Chris Thurmond (Secondary) Rick Petri (Defensive Line) Chuck Smith (Linebackers) Dontae Wright (Defensive GA)University of Buffalo (Offensive Staff): Let's talk about the Bulls. A year ago, Buffalo finished 89th in the country in total offense (347 ypg). However, in their season opening 42-17 win over UTEP, the Bulls offense totaled 484 yards including 263 yards rushing. The 42 points marks the first time in 4 years the Bulls have scored in double digits in a season opener. Look for the Bulls offensive to be a little better than usual this season under head coach Turner Gill.
Danny Barrett (Assistant Head Coach / Quarterbacks) Lee Chambers (Running Backs) Allen Mogridge (Offensive Line) Aaron Stamn (Tight Ends / Special Teams Coordinator) Juan Taylor (Wide Receivers)
Sunday August 31, 2008
Weekly Poll Result
Coaching staff most likely to lead team to week 1 upset?
36% Skip Holtz' staff at East Carolina 34% Derek Dooley's staff at Louisiana Tech 18% Other 13% Steve Roberts' staff at Arkansas State Wow! All 3 coaching staffs led their teams to upset victories. At FootballScoop, we know coaches and we know coaching.
Tuesday: FootballScoop releases the top coaching performances of the past week.